SGC 2024 Applications 

The process to apply and the Application Form are available for access in this section. The 22nd Space Generation Congress (SGC) will take place in Milan, Italy from Thursday, October 10th 2024 to Saturday, October 12th 2024, organised by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

Applications are open from May 2nd, 2024 until May 21st, 2024, 23:59 GMT. Application outcomes will be announced on May 31st, 2024. For further details on the application, selection, and registration timeline, please check the Application Information page on the SGC 2024 Website.

Applications will be evaluated based on your motivation to attend SGC, your breadth and depth of experience, your ability to contribute to the overall event, as well as your insights and passion for space. For guidance on how to optimise your application, please check  the Application Information page on the SGC 2024 Website. Please note that all decisions made by the selection committee are final and that we cannot provide feedback on individual applications due to the high volume of applications we receive.

The SGC 2024 selection process for SGC is competitive. In your application we would like to get to know more about:

  1. Your motivation to attend SGC 2024
  2. Your interests and insights
  3. Your demonstrated teamworking skills
  4. Your perspectives on this year’s theme

Share your experience, your passion and do not limit yourself in your application! We look forward to receiving your application!

SGC 2024 Application Requirements

To be able to apply for the SGC 2024 you must be a member of SGAC. If you are not a member, please register at The SGAC registration and membership is free. 

  • SGAC Member
  • Aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance (10 – 12 October, 2024)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with good grammar, writing and communication skills


Working Group Moderator Applications

Like every year, we are extending an invitation to experienced delegates who wish to take on a more active role in the SGC as Working Group Moderators. During the event, moderators will support, lead, and facilitate discussions within their respective Working Groups. If you are interested in taking up this opportunity, please visit the Working Groups tab on the SGC 2024 website to find more details about the potential topics for this year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts, Working Group Speakers, and Delegates and set the stage for a productive and efficient discussion.
  • Ensure the discussion stays on topic and does not deviate into irrelevant or unrelated areas.
  • Encourage all participants to contribute to the discussion and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to express their ideas.
  • Keep track of time and ensure the discussion stays within the allotted time frame.
  • Address any conflicts or issues arising during the discussion and work to resolve them constructively.
  • Manage any disruptive behaviour or comments during the discussion and ensure everyone behaves respectfully and appropriately.
  • Encourage participants to continue the discussion or follow up on any action items identified during the conversation.
  • Lead the outline of key points and conclusions of the discussion at the end of the session.
  • Coordinate with the rapporteur to draft the final report for their working group to be delivered one month after the SGC.

Estimated time commitment: 10 hours cumulative prior to SGC; 3 days during the SGC and 10 hours cumulative post SGC.

Period of Performance: 01 August 2024 to 01 December 2024.

The SGC Organizing Team will offer a dedicated SGC Moderators Workshop for successful applicants to ensure that moderators are fully equipped. In addition, the workshop is designed to provide valuable training to improve verbal and written communication skills, as well as leadership abilities and collaboration strategies, which are essential for effective moderation. Participation in this workshop is mandatory for all moderators. 

Selected SGC Moderators will receive a discounted registration ticket fee for SGC 2024. Note that being selected for this position does not imply that SGAC will provide funding for attending the event.

Apply for the 2024 Space Generation Leadership Award!       

One of the goals of the Space Generation Congress (SGC) is to provide an opportunity for interaction between members of the space sector with diverse geographic and technical backgrounds. To enable those members of the SGAC community without sources of funding to attend the event, and recognize our active members, SGAC has been running the Space Generation Leadership Award (SGLA). The Award recognises outstanding members of the SGAC community who have contributed (or continue to contribute) actively to the SGAC and go above and beyond their role to ensure SGAC’s success. 

Through the SGLA, SGAC commits to bringing insightful perspectives to the Space Generation Congress by facilitating the attendance of outstanding international delegates. Therefore, the SGLA selects 5 top applicants to attend the 22nd Space Generation Congress (10 – 12 October, 2024) and the 75th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) (14 – 18 October, 2024) in Milan, Italy. 

SGLA Application Requirements

Be aware! Previous recipients of the Space Generation Leadership Award or the Global Grant Programme are not eligible to apply. 


  • SGAC Membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with good grammar and writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Dynamism and organisational skills
  • Interest in working with international cultures and diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience as moderator of other events or in attending a SGAC Event is preferred

SGC 2024 Application Form

To be able to apply for the SGC 2024 you must be a member of SGAC. If you are not a member, please register at The SGAC registration and membership is free.

For questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact the SGC Delegates Team at [email protected].


Best of luck!